SHI Prepares to Launch Shell Prelude FLNG (VIDEO)

After 14 months of construction at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard, the Shell Prelude FLNG project continues to create history.

Measuring nearly half a kilometre in length and weighing over 200,000 tonnes, the facility’s enormous hull took to the water for the first time. The video below shows the team in Goeje, South Korea undertaking final preparations and launching of the largest hull ever sent to sea.

Once complete, the 600,000 tonnes facility will be 488 metres long, which is longer than four soccer fields, and will displace six times as much water as the largest aircraft carrier.

It will be moored and hooked up to the undersea infrastructure, around 475 kilometres north-east of Broome, Western Australia.

SHI, December 20, 2013

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

CrewConnect Global 2019

CrewConnect Global is the leading forum for collaboration to advance new industry approaches to seafarer recruitment and training.

read more >

CruiseConnect Global 2019

Attend CrewConnect Global and stay on for the CruiseConnect Summit to take part in an industry-wide conversation focused…

read more >

CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening will be returning to Rome in 2019 to celebrate it’s 20th year.

read more >